WIMAT (Welsh Institute for Minimal Access Therapy) was opened in 1994 in Cardiff Medicentre, on the shared site of the University Hospital of Wales and the University of Wales College of Medicine. WIMAT is now under the auspices of Cardiff University and runs multi-disciplinary training courses across a range of surgical and medical specialties.

WIMAT’s facilities include:

  • A surgical skills unit comprising of ten fully-equipped training stations
  • A lecture theatre with:
  • A two way audiovisual communication with any one of the ten operating theatres in the University Hospital of Wales
  • A two way audiovisual communication with the day theatres in the University Hospital of Wales
  • A live link to the Endoscopy Suite in the University Hospital of Wales
  • Three teaching rooms

WIMAT is currently at the forefront of providing a wide range of postgraduate education and training for SHO’s, SpR’s and Consultants, which includes basic, intermediate and advanced courses in a range of medical and surgical specialties Including Anaesthetics, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Endoscopy, ENT, General Surgery, Intensive Care, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Urology; and welcomes delegates from across the UK and worldwide.